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Old 04-04-07, 02:27 PM   #1
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Molteni Sponsorship: How?

I'm not sure why this bugged me enough to post...

How was it that Molteni was able to sponsor a team of cyclists? Can a sausage maker spend its earnings like this? Or was there some sort of donation by someone else in the name of the sausage lovers everywhere?

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Old 04-04-07, 02:30 PM   #2
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They were all whacked on Cinzano.
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The Molteni who sponsored the Merckx team of the 70's were sausage makers from Acore.
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Old 04-04-07, 02:38 PM   #4
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Fixed it. My concern still remains.
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why do you hate sausage?
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Old 04-04-07, 04:57 PM   #6
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I prefer fish.

Now - a "Chicken of the Sea" sponsorship. Hmmmmmmm
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Is it chicken, or is it fish?
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According to Jessica Simpson, Chicken of the Sea is actually Chicken.
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I can be ambiguous. Chicken or Fish – you decide.
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another sausagefest thread....
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These threads are idiotic
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I'll be sure to notify the people who held you at gunpoint and forced you to read the thread, then post to it.
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Nice. Feel better?
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HOW could they..afford to.. WELL to start.. these days a pro-teams budget is between 10 and 20 million annually or MORE..back then,LESS than a million was typical .. I was following it..I know. Besides.. Cycling..pro-cycling ,though not quite international as it is the past 25 yrs, had a very strong European following, tradition driven if you will. It wasn't all about $$. bikes were obtained (not always donated) from large companies, very small shops as well, with or w/o the big-name affiliations. think of how Nascar was 40 or so years ago, that 'll help put it in perspective. I appologize for using the "c" word in this venue.
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Can a sausage maker spend its earnings like this? Or was there some sort of donation by someone else in the name of the sausage lovers everywhere?
back then, you could sponsor a team for $1200, and sausages cost $8 a link.
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it's a quote .. you told me that..remember ?
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Wiesbauer used to sponsor the Tour of Austria. I remember Gerrit Glomser's mother being handed a giant Würst and a bottle of Schicher after he won the stage to Graz....
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I bet Glomser's mother must have appreciate getting a giant Wurst.

By the way - this is an idiotic thread if you take it at face value. But for those not getting invited to Mensa anytime soon: this thread was a mimick of the Postal Service thread. Seriously - someone started a thread to debate the sponsorship of a team from 4 years ago. So I decided, hell, why go back only four. Lets argue about the merits of a sponsorship from 40 years ago. Seems just as rationale to me.
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The real question is, when is La Costena going to sponsor Team Nacho?
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I bet Glomser's mother must have appreciate getting a giant Wurst.

By the way - this is an idiotic thread if you take it at face value. But for those not getting invited to Mensa anytime soon: this thread was a mimick of the Postal Service thread. Seriously - someone started a thread to debate the sponsorship of a team from 4 years ago. So I decided, hell, why go back only four. Lets argue about the merits of a sponsorship from 40 years ago. Seems just as rationale to me.
I think the thread is hilarious personally and actually kind of interesting from a historical perspective.
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I think the thread is hilarious personally and actually kind of interesting from a historical perspective.
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